alright, so after more dusting and cleaning I put the res back in and refilled the loop:
The leak is gone and the loop looks good
time for some final cable sleeveing (I hate sleeveing, wasn't bad the first time, but it is not something I ever look forward to):
have two GPU power cables to sleeve with my Furryletters sleeve and adhesive lined shrink:
this sleeve looks awesome, the only downside is it is pretty thick and stiff:
all sleeved up, not bad for not having sleeved anything in almost a year:
after I got done sleeveing those two cables I went back to looking at classy and noticed a little something missing:
what is missing you say? well....
The problem is that I cannot get the cathode into it's tube without breaking down the loop.
I never have it on anyway though, so I decided to leave it out for now.
on to final cable management!
to start off with I plugged in all the essentials, the 24-pin, the 2 8-pin CPU power cables, and the 6 PCIE power cables (3x 8-pin, 3x 6-pin). note that this PSU doesn't officially support that many connectors, you can see the one I made for the last 6-pin PCIE plugged into two of the black ports:
yes, I know the sleeving sucks at this end of the cables, but it is hidden and having it like that makes them more flexible in the tight bottom compartment:
since they make up the main bulk of the cables I got the PCIE cables in place first:
I put a zip tie around them real tight to keep them straight and close. I pushed it down into the bottom compartment after arranging the cables so you cannot see it.
sorry for the ugly flash, but i wanted to be able to show how tight everything is with these cables:
they are bundled and woven around everything down in the bottom compartment, that loop got tucked up out of the way later:
and after an hour or so of wrestling with the rest of the cables as well as half a bag of zip ties:
and with all the cables in place, this is how classy sits now with the rear panel on:
and that is what I have for today, I know it is not the most evenfull update, but I needed to get this stuff out of the way before I get to the last few exciting things. hope this is good enough to get people back into this mod
coming up in the next few days or weeks (maybe as soon as tomorrow):
1) make new aluminum DVD drive faceplate
2) make aluminum cover to put over the ugly 5.25" bay mounting holes
3) cut lower fan holes in the side panel
4) cut access hole in side panel for fan controller
5) cut window for top section in the side panel
6) cut and install clear window
7) figure out something to do about the front panel connectors
8) make aluminum cover for PCIE bridge
9) FINAL PICTURES!!!
so, anyone excited?
thanks for watching!